Erik Welchans is the Director of Music Ministry at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church. His primary responsibilities are directing the Chancel Choir and organizing/overseeing the other music groups throughout the church. The chancel choir leads in worship every Sunday morning and strives to bring others into God's presence through beautiful choral music. Erik is a full-time music teacher at Lampeter-Strasburg High School and came to CLPC in 2005. He enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and fishing and loves just being with his family – Beth (his wife) and Hailey, Hannah, and Abby (his children). His education includes a bachelor's degree from Grove City College and he is currently working on his Master's degree in choral conducting at Messiah College.